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AC Milan fans go crazy over Leonardo Bonucci

The new centre-half has attracted a cult appeal before his official signing.

SS Lazio v Juventus FC - TIM Cup Final Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images

The signing of Leonardo Bonucci has attracted a lot of attention in the past few hours. Angry Juventus fans make their voices heard, while hopeful Milan fans praise the club who have just pulled off an absurd and unexpected coup.

Milan followers crowded and flocked to Bonucci like the sermon on the mount - and the defender admitted his surprise as to his popularity.

It’s not usually that fans sing out the name of their CEO - but for Marco Fassone, that’s a bit different. Fassone’s reputation has been on the up with Milan fans, who drowned him in praise for the way he handled Mino Raiola during the Donnarumma saga. His role in bringing Leonardo Bonucci has made the CEO a Milan legend already, with fans singing that Fassone is ‘one of us’.

The rabid reaction to this latest signing can be seen all over Twitter, not least on the official Milan feed: